About the Office of Women's Health

The HRSA Office of Women’s Health (OWH) leads women’s health-related activities across the agency. We support programs that provide health care to women and girls who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable.

Vision: Healthy women, girls, families,and communities<br />
Mission: Improved the health, wellness, and safety of women and girls across the lifespan through policy, program, outreach and education. Policy, Program, Outreach & Education: Leadership InnovationOWHProgramOutreach & EducationImage Map

What are our priority areas?

We have three cross-cutting priority areas that contribute to HRSA’s vision to support Healthy People, Healthy Communities:

Women's Preventive Services

Violence Prevention

We demonstrate how HRSA delivers for women’s health by providing leadership and subject matter expertise through policy, program, outreach and education.

Watch the video below to learn how we fulfill our mission.

Watch other videos in our series, Voices: Women of HRSA

How does our work help women and girls?


  • We integrate OWH priorities into HRSA policies and programs by using evidence-based, data-driven approaches that achieve a positive impact.
  • We engage with stakeholders to gather and interpret information to shape women's health policy.


  • We collaborate with internal and external partners to improve HRSA programs for underserved women and girls.
  • We develop, carry out, and evaluate programs and initiatives to achieve health equity among women and girls.

Outreach and Education

  • We create, coordinate, and distribute resources to educate providers and consumers about the biological and social effects of sex and gender.
  • We educate providers and consumers about the positive impact we make on women’s health.
Date Last Reviewed:  May 2019